NOVEMBER FEATURED FEW
Name: Kathy Markman
Organization/Title: Registered Nurse at CentraCare Health System
Length of time as a FEW Member: 2 years
Hometown: Pierz, Minn.
Family: I'm married to Mike (29 years) and have two sons, Matt (24) and Eric (22)
What do you actually do at work? I work at CentraCare's Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Health Plaza. I admit and prep patients prior to surgery and care for them as they recover after their procedures.
How do you help others succeed? I love to mentor young nurses starting out in their career finding confidence and gaining critical thinking skills as they navigate a changing world of health care.
Are you a task-oriented person or a people-oriented person? Honestly both. There's great satisfaction in completing things on the to-do list, but there's something fulfilling about a genuine heart-to-heart talk also.
Last book read? A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota by Sun Yung Shin
Favorite vacation spot? Spending time at our cabin on Potato Lake near Park Rapids.
Biggest indulgence/guilty pleasure? A wonderful dessert with a really good cup of coffee.
What do you do for fun? Get out in nature. I love to refuel with a good walk, bike ride or kayaking.
Do you have any silly fears? Well, there's snakes...and mice.